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Labor Express Radio

Labor Express Radio is Chicago's only English language labor news and current affairs radio program. “News for working people, by working people.” Our program covers issues in the labor movement locally, nationally, and internationally. The program also addresses issues of concern to working people such as housing, education, health care, immigrants rights, the environment and U.S. foreign policy, from a working class viewpoint. Labor Express Radio airs Monday mornings at 10:00 AM on Chicago's independent community radio station, WLUW, 88.7 FM. The program is streamed live at www.wluw.org. More information about the program can be found at www.laborexpress.org.

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Labor Express Radio
by Larry Duncan & Jerry Mead-Lucero
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Topics: Elkhart, union, indiana, UAW, Conn-Selmer, labor
Labor Express Radio
by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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This is the full 4-22-07 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. This episode features an interview with Ken Barger, Director of Communications for FLOC (Farm Labor Organizing Committee) about the murder of FLOC organizer Santiago Rafael Cruz in Monterrey Mexico. It also includes an episode of Tom Herriman’s Shift Break on American Federation of Musicians Local 1000. Labor Express Radio is Chicago's only English language labor news and current affairs program. News for working people, by...
Topics: labor, Chicago, justice, workers, unions, rights, work, movement, FLOC, farm workers, Tom Herriman,...
Labor Express Radio
by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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Ai-Jen Poo of Domestic Workers United (DWU) announces the creation of a national coalition of domestic worker’s organizations at the USSF. This is one of the most powerful labor speeches I have ever heard. Ai-Jen talks about the domestic workers movement as providing new spirit and direction to the entire working class movement. DWU and the other domestic worker organizations represent some of the best labor organizing going on today.
Topics: labor, ussf, united states social forum, domestic workers united, worker, rights, labor express,...
Labor Express Radio
by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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This is the full 1-7-07 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Our first program of 2007, the episode takes a look at the top labor news stories of 2006. This is part 2 of a end of the year news review. Part 1 aired 12-31-06. Labor Express Radio is Chicago's only labor news and current affairs program. News for working people, by working people. Labor Express Radio airs every Sunday night at 7:00 PM on Chicago's independent community radio station, WLUW.
Topics: labor, chicago, justice, workers, unions, immigrant, elections, CIW, rights, miners
Labor Express Radio
by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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This is the full 12-31-06 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Our New Years Eve, 2006 episode takes a look at the top labor news stories of the past year. This is part 1 of a end of the year news review. Part 2 airs 1-7-07. Labor Express Radio is Chicago's only labor news and current affairs program. News for working people, by working people. Labor Express Radio airs every Sunday night at 7:00 PM on Chicago's indepedent community radio station, WLUW.
Topics: labor, chicago, justice, workers, unions, immigrant, elections, CIW, rights
Labor Express Radio
by Jerry Mead
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Audio recording of speech by Gene Bruskin of US Labor Against War at UNITE Hall in Chicago, Summer of 2004.
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Topics: Iraq, war, labor, unions, USLAW, Bruskin, anti-war
Labor Express Radio
by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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This is the full 2-11-07 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. This episode focuses on the role of organized labor in Chicago's 2007 Aldermanic elections. Features interviews with Jerry Morrison, Executive Director of SEIU's Illinois State Council and Leroy Jones Jr., SEIU Local 73 City Division Director and candidate for alderman in the 21st Ward on Chicago's South Side. Labor Express Radio is Chicago's only labor news and current affairs program. News for working people, by working...
Topics: labor, chicago, justice, workers, unions, elections, Alderman, SEIU
Labor Express Radio
by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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This is the full 4-29-07 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On this episode we cover a controversial ICE (immigration) raid in the Mexican neighborhood of La Villita on Chicago South-West Side, in which agents invaded a busy strip mall with automatic rifles and detained over a hundred Latino shoppers. The episode also includes a speech given in Chicago by labor journalist and activist David Bacon about the relationship between free trade and immigration. Labor Express Radio is...
Topics: labor, chicago, justice, workers, unions, rights, work, movement, immigration, immigrants, Mexican,...
Labor Express Radio
by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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This is the full 5-6-07 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Our post May Day 2007 episode, the bulk of the program involves interviews with participants in this year’s march and rally for immigrant workers rights in which hundreds of thousands participated. Also includes an interview with Chicago Teacher’s Union Activist Jackson Potter about a new documentary on Renaissance 2010, the plan by the Chicago Board of Education to privatize a large number of Chicago’s public schools....
Topics: labor, chicago, justice, workers, unions, rights, work, movement, CTU, teachers, Ren 2010,...
Labor Express Radio
by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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Topic: labor, chicago, justice, workers, unions, immigrant, elections
Labor Express Radio
by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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This is the full 4-8-07 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On this episode we hear from Cruz Salucio of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers about the McDonald’s campaign of the CIW in preparation for major actions against McDonald’s planned for April 13th & 14th in Chicago. We also have an episode of Tom Herriman’s Shift Break on the efforts to organize Starbucks workers. Labor Express Radio is Chicago's only English language labor news and current affairs program. News for...
Topics: labor, chicago, justice, workers, unions, rights, work, movement, CIW, farm workers
Labor Express Radio
by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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This is the full 10-3-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today's program we will get un-update on Occupy Chicago, the 24-7 ongoing occupation in Chicago's financial district to protest corporate greed and corporate power. We will also get an update on the efforts of Chicago's Anti-Eviction Campaign including some details of recent victories and recent setbacks. And before all that we will hear a bit about efforts in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood to fight for an area trauma...
Topics: labor, justice, worker, rights, Chicago, unions
Labor Express Radio
by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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This is the full 6-6-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Last Wednesday, the stock market took a dive, the deepest plunge in almost a year, after much volatility the last few months. This came as something of a shock to some, as the pundits who have been declaring that the recession is over and that we are well on our way to recovery have focused on the stock market and corporate earnings as their barometer of the economy while the employment numbers have remained largely dismal....
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Topic: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Labor Express Radio
by Jerry Mead
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On the 4th anniversary of 9-11 (and the 32nd anniversary of the coup in Chile) Labor Express includes an interview conducted by our friends at WIN with U.S. Labor Against The War national organizer Michael Eisencher about the anti-war protests that will be held in D.C. the weekend of Sept. 24th-25th. We also feature Bob Kingsley's organizing report at the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE) convention held in Chicago in late August.
Topics: Labor, UE, war, iraq, USLAW, Chicago, work, union
Labor Express Radio
by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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Greg Shotwell is a GM worker, a member of Local 1753 of the UAW, and a leader in the Soldiers of Solidarity (SOS) organization within the UAW. SOS seeks to end the concessionary cooperation with management that typifies the UAW leadership in recent years and to stem the decline of wages, working conditions and benefits for auto workers by pushing for a militant fight back strategy against the boss. In this interview, Jerry Mead-Lucero of Labor Express Radio talks with Shotwell about the 2007...
Topics: labor, union, worker, UAW, United Auto Workers, GM, Ford, Chrysler, auto, labor express, justice,...
Labor Express Radio
by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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Stewart Acuff, Organizing Director for the AFL-CIO, speaks at the Workers’ Rights in the Global Economy Plenary at the USSF. Always a powerful speaker, Acuff talks about a re-invigorated labor movement in terms rarely heard by officials of such high rank in the AFL-CIO. Acuff continues to be one of the best leaders in the organization. In particular, Acuff calls for the AFL to develop closer relationships with “non-traditional” forms of organizing workers. A really exciting speech.
Topics: labor, ussf, united states social forum, afl-cio, worker, rights, labor express
Labor Express Radio
by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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Gerald Lenoir of the The Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI), talks about immigrant rights as part of the larger struggle for racial justice at the Immigrant Rights Press Conference at the USSF (United States Social Forum).
Topics: immigrant, labor, justice, rights, African-American, Black, BAJI, ussf, United States Social Forum
Labor Express Radio
by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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This is the full 7-4-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Last Saturday, the locked-out Steelworkers of Local 7-669 in Metropolis Illinois held a rally marking one year since the 228 workers at the Honeywell Uranium Processing plant were locked-out. And on todayâs program I will bring you an update of the efforts of the Steelworkers to bring the lock-out to a close. This will be part 1 of a multi-episode update. Definitely some interesting, inspiring and disturbing stuff that you...
Topics: labor, justice, worker, rights, Chicago, unions
Labor Express Radio
by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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Joycelyn Campbell, a Nanny from Manhattan, an immigrant from Barbados, and a leader in the Domestic Workers United organization discuss the lack of legal protections for domestic workers in the United States and the roots of this reality in racism as well as U.S. economic and foreign policy.
Labor Express Radio
by Jerry Mead
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This is the March 27th 2005 edition of Labor Express. In this episode: Interview with Gabe Gonzalez of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) and Martin Manteca of SEIU on the current state of immigrant's rights. Part 1 of an interview with Katie Jordan of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) on the history of CLUW and the concerns of working women. And a special WIN feature on organizing by women in the global sex trade.
Topics: labor, work, Chicago, union, movement, worker, rights, justice
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Labor Express Radio
by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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Joe Costigan on Hartmarx Sitdown Vote
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Labor Express Radio
by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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This is the full 7-18-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s program I bring you the third and final installment of my update on the lockout of 228 Steelworkers in Metropolis Illinois. In this segment I talk with Local 7-669’s allies, in both the Steelworkers International and immigrants rights activists in Los Angles who worked with union members to block a Honeywell contract in that city. Honeywell has not only locked-out its workers in Metropolis, but it was an Arizona...
Topics: labor, justice, worker, rights, Chicago, unions
Labor Express Radio
by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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IWW (Industrial Workers of the World) organizers, Alex van Schaick & Daniel Gross talk about the efforts of the IWW to organize warehouse workers in New York City. The IWW has assisted immigrant latino and asian workers in 8 New York warehouses to fight for better wages, improved working conditions and worker's power on the shop floor. Topics discussed include the unique organizing strategies of the IWW and it's relationship to new forms of worker organizing like worker centers.
Topics: IWW, Industrial Workers of the World, labor, labor express, justice, new york, immigrant, latino,...
Labor Express Radio
by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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Cynthia McKinney delivers her acceptance speech after being nominated as the Green Party Presidential candidate at the Green Party of the United States National Convention, July 12th 2008.
Topics: Cynthia McKinney, Green Party, election 2008
Labor Express Radio
by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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This is the full 4-25-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. May Day 2011 is less than a week away. This year is the 125th anniversary of the events of 1886 which gave birth to the international holiday. And there are a whole variety of events planned in Chicago to mark the anniversary. Most of today’s program will focus on a discussion of some of those upcoming events. This week has also been declared a week of action around the Jimmy John’s organizing campaign of the IWW. We’ll...
Topic: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Labor Express Radio
by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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This is the full 11-18-07 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Interview with Nathan Wilmers & Sarah Jankowski of Students Organizing United with Labor (SOUL) about there efforts to support campus workers, members of Teamsters Local 743, in their struggle for a fair contract. Also, an Interview with National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities (NALACC) executive director Oscar Chacon at the NALACC National Leadership Assembly in Cincinnati Ohio.
Topics: labor, union, worker, rights, justice, organizing, Labor Express, Jerry Mead-Lucero, NALACC, SOUL,...
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by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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This is the full 8-22-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. It is a rare thing when activists launch a campaign and win their first substantial success within the same week. But that is precisely what happened for immigrant rights activists last week. As President Obama shifts into campaign mode in preparation for the 2012 presidential election, one element of his base, Latino voters, are increasingly voicing their disappointment with the President. On Tuesday in six cities around the...
Topics: labor, justice, worker, rights, Chicago, unions
Labor Express Radio
by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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This is the full 9-5-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On this Labor Day 2011 episode of Labor Express we discuss Stand Up! Chicago's plans for their labor day rally in Grant Park. We also discuss last months unemployment numbers, the on going contract fight at Verizon, a public school teachers rally on the far southeast side of the city, the ongoing labor struggle in Wisconsin and the human rights situation in Honduras. Labor Express Radio is Chicago's only English language labor...
Topics: labor, justice, worker, rights, Chicago, unions
Labor Express Radio
by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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Alexis De Simone with Casa of Maryland, one of the organizations involved in organizing domestic workers, talks about their work and the decision at the USSF to form a national coalition of domestic worker organizations. The national gathering of domestic workers organizations at the USSF was one of the highlights of the forum, and perhaps the most important labor movement development at the forum.
Topics: labor, ussf, united states social forum, domestic workers united, worker, rights, labor express,...
Labor Express Radio
by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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This is the full 7-25-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today's episode of Labor Express Radio we will hear once again from economist Dr. Jack Rasmus. Dr. Rasmus is a professor of economics at both St. Mary and Santa Clara University in California as well as an economic advisory to the San Francisco Labor Council. He is also the author of the book Epic Recession: Prelude to Global Depression and a forth coming book entitled Obama's Economy: Recovery for the Few. We spoke to Jack...
Topics: labor, justice, worker, rights, Chicago, unions
Labor Express Radio
by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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This is the full 8-8-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today's episode of Labor Express Radio we bring you one more update on the situation in Metropolis Illinois with the locked workers at the Honeywell Uranium Processing plant. On Tuesday, members of Steelworkers Local 7-669 voted by a slim margin to ratify a tentative agreement that includes some victories for the local but includes many painful concessions. We will hear about the new contract from Local 7-669 activist...
Topics: labor, justice, worker, rights, Chicago, unions
Labor Express Radio
by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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The Hot 8 Jazz Band from New Orleans at the Opening Rally for the United States Social Forum (USSF).
Topics: Jazz, Hot 8 Jazz, USSF, United States Social Forum, labor
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Henry Tamarin, President of UNITE-HERE Local 1, talks about the massive turn out of workers and their supporters at the 5th anniversary rally of the Congress hotel strike in Chicago. The strike in now officially the longest running active strike in the country.
Topics: union, labor, strike, chicago, UNITE-HERE, Congress Hotel, worker, Labor Express
Labor Express Radio
by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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This is the full 7-11-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On this weekâs episode of Labor Express Radio, we focus on a report back from my visit to Metropolis Illinois on June 25th, for a rally hosted by Steelworkers Local 7-669. The Local represents workers at the Honeywell Uranium Conversion Plant, who have been locked-out for over a year now. On last weekâs program we heard Local member Luckie Atkinson talk about the unionâs corporate campaign against Honeywell, including a...
Topics: labor, justice, worker, rights, Chicago, unions
Labor Express Radio
by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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Post-Katrina Struggles in New Orleans: Katrina survivor, long time Lower 9th Ward resident, and Common Ground Collective activist Albert Bass, talks about living through the levee breach and the ongoing struggle for a right of return for Lower 9th Ward residents. Recorded in July of 2007.
Topics: New Orleans, Katrina, lower 9th ward, common ground, labor express, justice, sustainable,...
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by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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Members of immigrant rights organizations from around the country speaking out against the âimmigration reformâ proposals that were being discussed in the U.S. Congress earlier today at a press conference held at the Immigrant Rights tent at the USSF. We received word later in the day, that the reform proposals in Congress were defeated â to the relief of everyone here.
Topics: immigrant, labor, justice, rights, ussf, United States Social Forum
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by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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This is the full 9-26-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today's program we take a closer look at the so called "re-invention plan" currently being imposed on the Chicago City College system. The plan has been met with some stiff resistance by faculty, students, staff and community members. A meeting on Sept. 15th which was to be held at Harold Washington College was displaced by the College president who attempted to quash the event by telling event organizers at the...
Topics: labor, justice, worker, rights, Chicago, unions
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by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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This is the full 6-20-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Well it was a busy week for the labor movement locally and national last week. We will try to bring you a small sampling of the events that occurred. First up weâll hear about Stand Up! Chicago, a new community and labor coalition in Chicago that made quite a splash with its inaugural rally targeting the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce who hosted an Executive Summit of CEOs and CFOs from some of Americaâs richest companies...
Topics: labor, justice, worker, rights, Chicago, unions
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by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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This is the full 5-20-07 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On this episode, an interview with Dwight Kirk on the 36th Annual Meeting of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) and an interview with Peter Miller on his new documentary on Sacco and Vanzetti.
Topics: labor, labor express, union, worker, justice, african-american, black, coalition of black trade...
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by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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Documentary filmaker and community radio activist, Jill Friedberg, discuss the history of recent struggles of the teacher's union in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, and the current state of popular struggle against the corrupt state government.
Topics: Oaxaca, Mexico, teacher, section 22, labor, labor express, justice, social movements, APPO, union
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by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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Jerry Tucker is a former director of Region 5 of the United Auto Workers union (UAW), former International Executive Board member, and was one of the leaders of the New Directions reform movement in the UAW. He is the co-founder of the Center for Labor Renewal. In this interview, Jerry Mead-Lucero of Labor Express Radio talks with Tucker about the 2007 contract negotiations between the UAW, GM, Chrysler & Ford. Tucker is very critical of the concessionary contracts negotiated by the current...
Topics: labor, union, worker, UAW, United Auto Workers, GM, Ford, Chrysler, auto, labor express, justice,...
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by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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This is the full 6-13-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s Labor Express radio program we will hear from Joe Burns, veteran union negotiator, labor lawyer, and a former local union president who is also the author of a new book entitled Reviving the Strike: How Working People Can Regain Power and Transform America. Burns’ book address one of the most press issues facing working people today – how to rebuild our unions and regain the power necessary to change our...
Topic: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
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by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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This is the full 5-16-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. You could call todayâs episode the Motherâs Day edition. In Latin American, Motherâs Day is always held on May 10th. NALACC, the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities utilized this past Mothers Day to call on the Obama administration to stop its policy of massive numbers of deportations of undocumented immigrants. We will hear more on today's program about their Motherâs Day message to mother...
Topics: labor, justice, worker, rights, Chicago, unions
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Ron Gettelfinger, President of the United Auto Workers union (UAW), discusses at a press conference on Monday, Sept. 24th, 2007, why they choose to go on strike against GM. Orginal source of the audio is the UAW website... www.uaw.org
Topics: UAW, strike, auto, workers, GM, Ron Gettelfinger, labor express
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by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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This is the full 5-30-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. As promised, on today’s program I will air audio from the Labor Notes Troublemakers School held here in Chicago on May 21st. We’ll hear from Jackson Potter of the Chicago Teachers Union about difficult challenges facing the union in the face of serious attacks by the city and state of Illinois on Chicago teachers collective bargaining rights. We’ll here from Dennis Kosuth of National Nurses United about the attack on the...
Topic: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
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by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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Topics: labor, chicago, justice, worker, union, rights, community, immigrant, class, immigration, NALACC
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by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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This is the full 4-15-07 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. The CIW (Coalition of Immokalee Workers) win their campaign against the McDonald’s corporation, when McDonald’s concedes to all the farm workers demands. I interview CIW member Gerardo Reyes about this victory. The program also includes live in-studio interviews with Jason Wallach who works with unions in El Salvador, and Benjamin Dangl, author of The Price of Fire: Resource Wars and Social Movements in Bolivia. Labor...
Topics: labor, chicago, justice, workers, unions, rights, work, movement, CIW, farm workers, McDonald’s,...
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by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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This is the full 4-12-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On this week’s episode of Labor Express we take a look at number of labor actions held around the city last week. First we’ll hear from Gina Gemmel of GEO – the Graduate Employees Organization at UIC. The graduate employees had been threatening to strike last week after a year of fruitless negotiations over their contract with the university. Fortunately, the university finally saw the light in the 13th hour and agreed...
Topic: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
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by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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This is the full 5-9-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. As promised, on today’s program we’ll bring you audio from the multiple celebrations of May Day 2011, but that will be later in the program. First up we’ll hear about last month’s employment figures from the Department of Labor and we'll get Jobs With Justice’s reaction to those numbers. We will hear about the plan to "re-invent" Chicago’s City Colleges and why faculty and students of the City Colleges are...
Topic: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
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This is the full 4-11-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. While the great labor uprising of 2011, may be receiving less mainstream news coverage as of late, the labor protests across the country are far from fading away. Last week some tens of thousands of people took part in one of the hundreds of pro-labor rallies, marches and other actions held from coast to coast. The events kicked of on Monday, April 4th, the 43rd anniversary of MLK assassination in Memphis in 1968. Dr. King was...
Topic: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
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by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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This is the full 3-2-08 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Part 1 of our interview with Amjad Al-Jawhary, North American Representative of the Iraq Freedom Congress (IFC). Al-Jawhary talks about the goals and purpose of the IFC and recent attacks on IFC HQ by U.S. Occupation Forces. Labor Express Radio is Chicago's only English language labor news and current affairs program. News for working people, by working people. Labor Express Radio airs every Sunday night at 7:00 PM on Chicago's...
Topics: Iraq, labor, unions, rights, justice, war, occupation, Iraq Freedom Congress, Al-Jawhary, mead,...
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This week, 22 workers at the Ex-Cell metal products plant in Franklin Park, IL. went out on Strike. Despite major contract concessions by the workers in recent years, the company is now demanding that the workers cover 20% of their health care coverage costs. This amounts to over $300 a month from most workers, and the average wage at the plant is $9 an hour. Most workers at the plant have worked there for many years, some more than 20 years. Striker Anna Maria Rico has worked for EX-Cell 23...
Topic: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
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This is the full 7-5-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s program we take a look at an issue that I am embarrassed to say we have sorely neglected over the past few months. The explosion in April on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Exploration vessel in the Gulf of Mexico and the subsequent on-going oil spill is the most extreme environmental catastrophe involving the oil industry in our nation’s history. By all accounts, the spill, which is still not under control, will...
Topic: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
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by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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This is the full 8-23-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On this week’s episode of Labor Express Radio we’ll hear about a strike currently underway in Franklin Park, a Suburb near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. Many of the workers at Ex-Cell Metal Products have worked their more than 20 years and yet the still make barely above minimum wage. Now management wants the workers to pay much higher rate for their health insurance. We’ll also hear about a Lock-Out in the Southern...
Topic: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
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by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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This is the full 12-23-07 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Interview with Kim Moody, author of U.S. Labor in Trouble and Transition: The Failure of Reform from Above, The Promise of Revival from Below. This new book from Verso Press discuss the decline in union members and power over the past few decades and what can be done to turn the situation around. Labor Express Radio is Chicago's only labor news and current affairs program. News for working people, by working people. Labor...
Topics: labor, justice, rights, worker, union, chicago, AFL-CIO, Change to Win, Kim Moody, reform
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by Jerry Mead
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Victory in SEIU Local 880's campaign to organize Illinois' child care workers. The dangers of CAFTA (the Central American Free Trade Agreement).
Topics: labor, work, Chicago, union, movement, worker, rights, justice
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This is the full 3-28-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Most of today’s episode of Labor Express Radio will be devoted to a discussion with Mark Brenner of Labor Notes about the nationwide, coordinated attack by Republicans on workers rights at the state level and the resulting Great Labor Uprising of 2011. We will discuss the breadth of the attack across the country as well as the prospects that the fight back will be a real turning point for the Labor Movement in the United...
Topic: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Labor Express Radio
by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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This is the full March 4th, 2007 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. This program covers the rally organized by AFSCME Council 31 and held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Downtown Chicago, on Saturday 3-3-07. The rally highlighted the ongoing efforts of AFSCME to organize workers in the Resurrection Health Care hospital chain and celebrated the U.S. House of Representatives passage of the Employee Free Choice Act. Speakers included hospital workers, AFL-CIO head John Sweeney and...
Topics: labor, chicago, justice, worker, union, rights, elections, AFSCME, Obama, Barack, sweeney, AFL-CIO,...
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Nancy Lenk â Deputy Director AFSCME Local 1644, talks about the negotiations over the march route for the opening rally of the United States Social Forum (USSF).
Topics: USSF, United States Social Forum, AFSCME, labor
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Jerry Mead, host of Labor Express radio in Chicago interviews Ashim Roy & Chandra, Indian Trade Unionists about the NTUI, The New Trade Union Initiative in India.
Topics: unions, India, globalization
Labor Express Radio
by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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This is the full 4-18-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. The 125th anniversary of the Haymarket incident is a couple weeks away, and there is a whole series of events planned here in Chicago to mark this important date in world labor history. We’ll hear about some of those plans on today’s program. We’ll also hear from Bangladeshi workers who work in Wal-Mart sweatshops in Bangladesh and the truly horrific working conditions and repression they face. Lastly, we’ll hear about...
Topic: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
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by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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This is the full 1-13-08 episode of the Labor Express Radio program.
Topics: labor, justice, rights, worker, union, WGA, writers, guild, strike, writer's strike, entertainment...
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Nancy Lenk â Deputy Director AFSCME Local 1644, explains the attempt by Atlanta to turn Grady, a public hospital, into a privatized entity.
Topics: privatization, public, labor, union, AFSCME, Atlanta, USSF
Labor Express Radio
by Jerry Mead
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Our Labor Day 2005 episode features a half hour special produced by our friends at WIN looking back on events in the labor movement over the past year. (PLEASE EXCUSE MY REFERENCE TO AN INTERVIEW WITH HOWARD ZINN IN THIS PROGRAM--THE INTERVIEW IS ACTUALLY WITH ZINN'S CO-EDITOR ANTHONY ARNOVE). We also have a report on the struggle of Boilermakers Local 484 against Celanese Corp. in Meredosia Illinois where local police in the pay of the company terrorize union members. Despite this the...
Topics: labor, Meredosia, Boilermakers, Katrina, solidarity, Chicago, work, union
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by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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This is the full 11-25-07 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Part 1 of our focus on the Chicago Committee Against No Match Letters and the ICE Raid Rapid Response Network. In this episode, Mark Meinster of the United Electrical Workers Union (UE) talks about the 1-888-Dignidad hotline and their strategy to fight the use of no-match letters by employers to intimidate immigrant workers.
Topics: UE, United Electrical Workers, Mark Meinster, labor, union, worker, rights, justice, organizing,...
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by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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This is the full 10-7-07 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On this episode we talk with Stewart Acuff, National Organizing Director of the AFL-CIO, about the state of the AFL-CIO and of the labor movement in general, 2 years since the historic 50th Anniversary convention of the federation which resulted in the split that formed the competing Change To Win coalition of unions. This is part one of our two part interview with Acuff. Part two airs on Oct. 21st. Labor Express Radio is...
Topics: labor, union, worker, rights, justice, AFL-CIO, Change to Win, Stewart Acuff, organizing, Labor...
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by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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This is the full 1-14-07 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. This is our MLK Day Eve program. It includes excerpts from Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech at the Riverside Church in New York City in 1967 and a commentary on King's connection to the labor movement by journalist Dick Meister. The bulk of the program features a speech by North Central College Speech Communications professor, Steve Macek called “Demonizing the Inner City: Ideology and the Urban Poor”. The speech is based...
Topics: labor, chicago, justice, worker, union, rights, poor, mlk, martin luther king, inner city, poverty
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by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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Section 1 of Part 2 of Stewart Acuff Interview
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Labor Express Radio
by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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This is the full 3-16-08 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Labor Express Radio is Chicago's only English language labor news and current affairs program. News for working people, by working people. Labor Express Radio airs every Sunday night at 7:00 PM on Chicago's independent community radio station, WLUW.
Topics: labor, justice, rights, worker, union, chicago
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Interview with documentary film maker Jill Friedberg (Un Poquito de Tanta Verdad, Granito de Arena & This is What Democracy Looks Like) about the history of the Teacherâs movement in Oaxaca, and the ongoing popular rebellion against the governor of the Southern Mexican state. Also, special presentation from Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash of Building Bridges on the Crandall Canyon mine disaster.
Topics: labor, labor express, union, worker, justice, rights, teacher, oaxaca, APPO, Jill Friedberg,...
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by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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This is the full 8-19-07 episode of the Labor Express Radio program.
Topics: labor, labor express, union, worker, justice, rights
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by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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Topics: labor, chicago, justice, workers, unions, rights
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by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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Topics: Casa de Pueblo, labor, ufcw
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by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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Amjad Al-Jawhary has paid a high price for his efforts to organize workers in Iraq. In 1995, Amjad had to flee Iraq and the regime of Saddam Hussein, because of his union organizing work. He took up residence in Toronto Canada, but Amjad stays in close contact with his comrades in Iraq. He travels there frequently, and acts as one of the few voices in the west for the for the Iraqi labor movement. I aired an interview with Amjad on the Labor Express radio program in June 2005, as the...
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Labor Express Radio
by Jerry Mead-Lucero
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IAM (The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers)Spokesperson Connie Kelliher talkes about the issues behind the strike by 27,000 workers at Boeing.
Topics: Boeing, IAM, Machinists, strike, labor express